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Be It Resolved…

By Eleanor Moore Ahh, 2016, the wonderful promise of “new” in the starting of another year. I’ve toyed with resolutions in the past. But I kind of resented the manufactured feel of making New Year’s resolutions. It just felt so … Continued

Tell Them Why

By Shannon Gander   When we are facilitating team renewal sessions, we always work from a strengths-based approach. Meaning, first we want to highlight what is going well, what works, and what the team is proud of (because there is … Continued

Choices in Conflict

By Janine Hogue Sansregret In the first chapter of Pema Chӧdrӧn’s” Taking the Leap” she describes a story that was widely distributed after 911. “A Native American grandfather was speaking to his grandson about violence and cruelty in the world … Continued

Let’s go for a walk

By David Dyck “He grew up without my influence and I grew up without his.” These words from Richard Wagamese have been echoing in my head ever since I heard them 6 weeks ago. Wagamese, conducting a radio interview about … Continued

Leading Toward Healthy Group Dynamics (Part 2 of 3)

From “Us and Them” to “We”: Leading Toward Healthy Group Dynamics By David Dyck B) Understanding Conflict Escalation and Change: Group conflicts and the escalation pattern that takes us from “we” to “us and them” develops in a predictable four-stage pattern[1]: i) … Continued

Out of the mouths of great leaders

Nine things great leaders say every day according to Bill Murray Jr. 1.  This is the situation 2.  Here’s the plan. 3.  What do you need? 4.  Tell me more. 5.  Remember your values. 6.  I trust you. 7.  You can … Continued